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like to be my own tiger mother and i'm wondering if you could give me a schedule and advice. >> if you have what it takes to read the book and write the letter, you have what it takes. >> thanks so much for having me. tonight, we wanted to bring you a personal story. missing florida mother michelle barker disappeared seven weeks ago. we are going to speak with her mother in an interview tomorrow. anderson cooper starts now. good evening. we begin on the campaign trial. lot of developments. new polls in new hampshire. the other candidates scrambling to catch mitt romney and breaking news. "the boston globe" just endorsing jon huntsman for the republican nomination. candidates and surrogates launching verbal missiles today. newt gingrich lobbing a racially loaded hand grenade -- just a day ago. he also got booed on stage.
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first, the new polling. it shows mitt romney with a commanding 41% of likely republican voters. he's followed by ron paul at 18%. rick santorum at 8% and gingrich tied with huntsman at 7%. this in new hampshire. powell and santorum are on the rice. paul took the day off from campaigning. santorum had a full day trying to turn his near victory in iowa into gains in new hampshire, trying to sell his brand of social conservative. today at a diner in new hampshire, he was confronted by occupy protesters. then at a college event in concord, he spoke about same-sex marriage, polygamy, michelle obama's line, for the first time in my adult life, i'm really proud of my country. he was booed leaving the stage. >> let me thank you all very, very much for being here for your time and attention. thanks.
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>> the former pennsylvania senator speaking tonight at a more friendly venue. keeping them honest had some other statements causing contin controversy, namely because the candidate is denying what he said. it happened at a stop on iowa on sunday. >> i don't want to make people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money. i want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money. >> the next day, scott pelly asked him about that. >> you said that you don't want to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money. why did you say that? >> i've seen that quote. i haven't seen the context in what that was made. yesterday, i talked about a movie called -- what was it? "wa "waiting for superman." i don't know if it was in
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response, so let me just say, no matter what, i want to make every life better. i've been clear about my concern for dependsy in this country and concern for people not being more dependent on government, whatever their race or ethnicity. >> suggesting the problem might have been a lack of context. so to help you decide whether or r not he was implying african-americans, we found a longer version of his remarks. >> i was in indian and talking to someone who works at the department of welfare and she told me the state of iowa's going to get fined if they don't sign up more people under the medicaid program. just pushing harder and harder to get you dependent on them. i don't want to make people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money. i want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money. >> seems clear the subject is welfare dependentsy, but now,
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after explaining as if they were racial, isn't saying no, he wasn't even -- well, he's saying he wasn't talking about african-americans. the word, black, never passed his lips. that's what he's saying now. >> i looked at the video and -- in fact, i'm pretty confident that i didn't say black. i started to say a word and sort of mumbled it and changed my thought, but i don't recall saying black. no one in that audience, no one listening heard me say that. i think it was from everything i see and i've looked at it several times, i was starting to say one word and came up with a different word and moved on and it sounded like black. >> well, the question is, do you buy that? you've heard it once. just want to play one more time. listen. >> i don't want to make people's lives better by giving them someone's else's money.
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i want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money. decide for yourself. newt gingrich is also drawing fire. his remarks from this morning. >> so i'm prepared if the naacp invites me, i'll go to their convention and talk about why the african-american community should demand paychecks and not be satisfied with food stamps. >> a lot to talk about, the polls, john mccain, rick perry. with us, john king in bedford, new hampshire. joe johns is in charleston, south carolina and dana bash is in washington. so, john, what did you make of the explanation that csantorum gave you, that he wasn't saying black, that he just kind of mumbled? >> you played it three times and it sounds a little muddled, but he starts saying bla and if he doesn't say the k, what other people could it be. did he misspeak? of course people misspeak.
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trip over their tongues, but what could he have been trying to say? could he have started to say black people, then caught himself? so, the context is critically important. it's hard to figure out what else he might have been trying to say. now he's saying look at my record. jesse jackson issuing a statement saying this is deliberate. it was the first leader of an african-american organization criticized santorum and says he's known him for years, but he sees this as somehow trying to drive a wedge in playing republican politics. is that what senator santorum was doing? again, the senator says no, but he has opened himself up. he had success in iowa and he's getting scrubbed good now. >> i guess is that sort of explanation going to fly with african-american voters and independents and others. >> i talked to some people tonight. people who do not like rick
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santorum don't believe what he's about, are going to say this is code. this is code to try to get into the whole argument, which you heard from both of these politicians that leads you to redistributionist theory, the notion of taking money away from people who quote unquote deserve it and giving to people who don't deserve it. and then you throw in the added racial element. that's another issue, too. long and short of it is this is the kind of debate that a lot of people want to have and it's funny. i'm in south carolina right now. which is a place where every four years, we get into presidential politics, you see a huge amount of racial politics. and it's always curious the way the questions turn to race as you start moving a little bit closer to the south carolina primary. that said, you know, you have to take santorum at his word that he didn't mean what he was saying. i listened to it several times. i thaugts he was saying something like bly or maybe
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started to say the word, black, and moved away from it. >> it's been a roller coaster. santorum basically tied romney in iowa. attacks from campaigns already. that seems to be heating up. especially on this question of earmarks. >> that's right. never mind the whole issue of his background. it's also the fiscal conservative and that is where some of his opponents are tieinging to get him, saying he's a big spender. ron paul told me he's nothing more than a liberal. rick santorum, yes, liberal. but then the question of earmarks. this gets to the idea that he's a spender and second of all, reminding people that he was in washington for a long time, which he was. what is the reality? the reality is that he was defeated in 2006, anderson, before the rules were out there to force senators to disclose their earmarks, so we don't know exactly how many he got.
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it is possible it was about a billion dollars or more, but going through a simple nexus search, we saw press release after press release from when he was in congress touting all the money he was bringing back for pennsylvania. >> and we got word today, john, that santorum's making a major ad buy in south carolina. he's gotten a lot of donations this week. something like $2 million. even with that, can he really afford to compete in south carolina? >> that's enough money to make a decent effort. governor romney has way more money than anybody left in this race. the only person who has proven he can raise that much is perry. is that enough for santorum to be competitive? yes, it is, if you look at the huckabee model four years ago. governor huckabee didn't have much money when he came out of iowa last time. he raised something like what santorum has done. huckabee did not do well here in new hampshire. if thompson had not been in the
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race, he most likely would have won south carolina. you could spend maybe a million dollars in south carolina. the the tv ad money, that's enough to do it. the bigger question is putting together a bigger network on the ground. will they come together for santorum or will the right be split? ron paul gets a decent chunk. speaker gingrich gettings a little. will we have a repeat of 2008 where john mccain won the state and then was on a glide path thom nomination. >> and joe, you're in south carolina. is perry already down there or is he still in texas? >> no, as i understand it, he's going to get here in a day or two. i have to pick up on what john said. i talked tonight to the southern baptist convention and he says rick santorum is a guy everybody in the movement, evangelicals,
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catholics, woke up the next day and said, wow, i can't believe this guy, our guy, is at the top of the heap of the republican party, but the question is whether he can actually convince that same group of people here in south carolina and elsewhere that he can win because that's always been his problem. people listen to him. he spoke their language. he carried their water, but the question has been how far can rick santorum go? now, he's got people actually asking. well, maybe he can actually do something here. >> dana, santorum seemed to be giving signals he'd like to change his inner image, telling interviewers he made mistakes, used the wrong tone from time to time. what do you think that means? do you think he can shift? and if so, to what? >> i think there is a chance because people are getting to snow him now. unfortunately for him, you played what happened to him today as he made his way through new hampshire, sounds like he
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got a bit brickly with those students. i covered him for years in the senate, anderson, and i can tell you he did not make a lot of friends with that tone in some corners, but he also did make a lot of friends with perhaps the kind of people he's going to be appealing to in a state where joe is, south carolina. he was the head of the republican conference, which means in the senate, that he was the chief communicator and republicans were very happy with the fact he had some slash and burn rhetoric. that is the kind of thing he is banking on republican voters appealing to republican voters. >> and john, "the boston globe" tonight, moments ago, endorsing huntsman. a big deal? make a difference? >> i don't think newspaper endorsements make that big of a difference. not only did he skip iowa, he insulted iowa.
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gingrich and huntsman at 7. if huntsman finishes in single digits, he is done. he can say a newspaper that knows mitt romney has given me its endorsement. "the boston globe" is red by a lot of people in new hampshire. it gives governor huntsman something at a time when he needs something to grasp on. he's trying to keep his spirits up. he's camped out here and if you look at huntsman right now, we've got five days to go. looks pretty bleak for him at the moment. >> let us know what you think on facebook, google plus or add s c to your circles. up next, president obama triggering a showdown with the senate by going around the senate. he says he's doing what he was elected to do. republicans call it a power grab. keeping both sides honest. also tonight, the syrian dictatorship, they've been lying about the killings to the rest
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of the world seeing it daily. now, a top level defector from the regime is telling the truth. he's calling this a genocide and he's only talking to cnn. later, this is how we're used to seeing casey anthony. but now, there's a new video out with a drastically different looking casey anthony speaking out. it's a strange tape. we'll explain how it got out and we'll show you her in her own words. we'll be right back. did you say pie? pie. she said pie. pie. [ male announcer ] get back on track with low prices on everything you need. backed by our ad match guarantee. walmart. helping strengthen our bones. caltrate delivers 1200 milligrams of calcium and 800 iu of vitamin d plus minerals. women need caltrate. caltrate helps women keep moving because women move the world.
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the next story is is causing a storm on the campaign trail and in washington. a major show of political force by president obama and a serious show down with republican law make ers. raw politics here, as rough as they come and a chance for keeping them honest on both sides. it hinlgs on both sides -- and three members of the national labor relations board. for months, senate republicans have been b refusing a vote on a nominee because they want changes in how the agency works. yesterday, the campaign stop in cordray's home state, ohio, which is also a presidential swing state, obama said enough is enough. >> i'm not going to stand by while a minority in the senate puts party ideology ahead of the people that we were elected to serve.
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>> so, what he did is go around the senate, making what's called a recess appointment, and republicans on and off the campaign trial erupted. >> what are rules to president obama? why do -- he is such a important man. i mean, he's the president of the united states, isn't he? >> you just saw yesterday the president appoint people without the confirmation of the senate as a political payback to his friends. >> when a president decides to violate the spirit of the law, and to use the power of the presidency to reshape the government against the congress, the congress has an obligation to the people to defend our rights. >> senate minority leader mcconnell issued a statement slamming the move saying the president has circumvented the
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people. -- the president shall have pour to fill up the vacancies -- also keeping them honest, president obama has exercised this power fewer times than other recent presidents at similar points in their presidencies and the white house complains they've been facing more delays. >> president obama has a total of 181 nominees pending before the senate. those have been pending for an average of 165 days. the fact of the matter is we've had an unprecedented level of obstruction when it comes to the confirmation of routine appointments. >> the white house did something different this time. when the president nominated richard cordray and the e three other officials, it looked like this, it's called a pro forma session. to everyone, it looks like they're holding session.
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they admit freely, not really doing anything. a way to keep congress open for business even though it's not meeting. republicans point out it was the democrats who came up with the whole idea of pro forma sessions in 2007 to guess what, block president bush's nominees. joining us now, jessica yellin, also, ari fleischer and former obama deputy white house press secretary, bill byrd. jessica, how are official at the white house justifying this move? >> i've just learned that the president is going to be visiting the consumer financial protection bureau tomorrow morning to depending on how you look at it, rub salt in the wound or squeeze out the last bit. to your question, the counsel cathy rum lehr doesn't believe the senate is in session. she said banging a gavel and standing around does not allow the senate to fulfill its
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constitutional responsible aaa. >> ari, where do you stand on this? as much republicans might not like it, the constitution doesn't say how much time is needed for a recess appointment to be haed, so is the president on any solid ground here? >> no, he's not and this is fundamentally corrosive. the problem here is the senate is not in recess and it was defined as not in recess by its own democrat leader, harry reid, when reid as you pointed out, employed this technique to stop bush from issuing recess appointments. nothing wrong with recess appointments. all presidents have done them. president obama has done them and i have not criticized the president for them. but while the senate is in session, little technicality invented by the democrats, the president cannot make
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appointments. now it's set for all future presidents and no president can get around the constitution. >> bill, what about that? didn't the democrats do the same thing to president bush in 2007 and 2008, calling them, calling you know, didn't they do the same thing? >> well, for starters, it was president bush's white house who said that it would be okay, but secondly, the the notion that -- >> bush never did that. >> the notion that it could get any more corrosive or partisan in washington seems hard to believe seeing that republicans have tried at all points to stop president obama's nominees. be it for executive agencies, the courts, anything he tried to do. mitch mcconnell considers it his number one job. >> ari, a lot of democrats doing that in. >> i remember whining about the same thing when i was the press secretary, democratic senate at
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the beginning of the senate, they blocked bush's appointments at the courts. all white house's moan about that. >> so, you don't buy the idea -- >> that's the real issue here. >> the white house is sayings in a unprecedented move by the gop. >> all white houses whine and moan about that. we had huge numbers blocked by the senate. but what it also shows at its core and this is the biggest issue, is barack obama is not a reformer. he didn't come to change washington. he came to preserve his own brand. you go back to his original campaign. he said he'd take public financing. realized he'd make more without it. he let lobbyists into the white house. he said no signing statements because he said the -- he issues signing statements. now this. the president's words are wind. they don't have any value. his actions are very expensive and they're putting us into debt, but the president's words are meaningless.
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>> for starters, ari, the president never said he would have no presidential signing sayings. secondly, public financing, i mean the public finance system is broken, but thirdly, the notion that the president shouldn't be able to do -- the notion that the president shouldn't be able to do his job because mitch mcconnell doesn't think he ought to be re-elected isn't how the government should work. the president says consumers ought to be protected and there's a guy he ought to put on the job, then he's going to do that and he ought to do that because he's the president of the united states and it's his job to protect the american people. >> the problem with that is the future precedent it's setting. when reid employed this technique against george bush, george bush yielded. now that barack obama has broken this egg, it will not get put together back. >> in fairness, bush -- george
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bush cut a deal with members of the senate to allow some appointments to go through and then he yielded, but to this exact moment, anderson, the president had an opportunity here to do something different. this was a moment on january 3rd when he -- between gavels, he could have done what other presidents do. when the gavel out one session and gavel into another, he could have recess appointed then. >> so, why did he do that? is this about politics? >> it's about politics. and the times was to get as much notice and attention to send three messages. one is a message to republicans basically, i'm not going to take any from the white house's perspective, not going to take any more flak about this gridlock on consumer issues. two is a message to voters. you know, their campaign theme is about working americans. he's going to fight for working americans. it's a perfect issue to take a stand on and three, remember how
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the democratic party was so angry that he was giving away the store to republicans and he had no spine? well now, that's so six months ago. look at this guy. he's bold, brash and standinging up to congress and so, the democratic base can get excited about it. it's an election year move and it's new, fierce campaign obama. >> jessica, ari, bill, thanks. still ahead, a chilling firsthand account of what is happening inside syria. the man speak out is a former syrian defense official who's defected. you're going to hear him tell what he witnessed from his office before he left his country. also, tonight, this is casey anthony six months ago during her murder trial. in a video that surfaced on youtube, she's had a makeover. she was acquitted of killing her daughter. talks for four minutes. never mentions caylee. today, while our work continues, i want to update you on the progress: bp has set aside 20 billion dollars to fund economic and environmental recovery.
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in syria, an opposition activist group says 24 more people died today in five different provinces. this video shows firing in -- the numbers were staggering. at least 5,000 dead in the past ten months. and that number may be much higher. time and time again, the government blames the violence on terrorists and time an time again, people inside syria tell us that's just not true.
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tonight, a new voice. firsthand account from a former defense official in the syrian government who's defected. we've heard terrifying details of what is going on inside syria before, but none this terrifying. former syrian defense official who recently defected to egypt spoke out yesterday and had disturbing details about how the regime operates, including payinging thugs $100 a day to crack down on protesters. >> hamid was also talking about how from his 12th floor office in the ministry of defense where he used to work as an inspector overseeinging the finances of the ministry, he was seeing and hearing about how detainees were being brought in by the bus load, handcuffed and blindfolded, at times, he was saying being held in underground
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prisons. he was also saying the government was using funds from the ministry to finance these armed gangs that were at times made up of pro government thugs combined with members of the intelligence services, the air force. other members of the forces to form late these armed gangs that he was basically using as hit squads to go after the syrian demonstrators. it was really quite a chilling and horrific image, anderson. >> he also described seeing vans marked with the red crescent firing at protesters, people inside the vans actually firing at protesters. >> yeah, and that is what he said was the most horrific that i know thing that he had witnessed. these vehicles that were being marked with the insignia of the syrian red crescent. this is something meant to be medical relief, something meant
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to signify medical aid and he was saying the syrian government was using this to go in who would be assuming this would be medical aid, just to fire on them. >> what did he have to say about al assad's control of the situation in syria? >> he believes he has lost control of these monsters, as he was calling them and he described the situation in syria as being a genocide and that's quite interesting because a number of analysts have had conflicting opinions as to whether or not al say sad has control over what's taking place. whether or not he's giving direct orders. there's one fact that remains fundamentally true and that is that people are dying by the day and their cries grow more desperate. when you talk to these people as you and i have, their voices, they're filled with disappointment, despair, wi
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anguish. they're just looking for a solution, a solution that arab league and the community has failed to provide them. this former defense official did use the term genocide to describe what is happening. thank you. arwa damon reporting. susan hendricks is following some other stories. >> anderson, in iraq, attackers killed 60 people today renewing fears of sectarian violence. the bombings targeting shiites. prosecutors for mubarak called for mubarak to be hanged. they said he bears full responsibility for the killing of hundreds of protesters. and in denver, a 36-year-old woman seen here has been charged with damaging an abstract painting worth up to $40 million. she allegedly scratched, hit and
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leaned against the painting, then urinatined on the floor nearby. no word on why she did that. in japan, a record sale at the world's largest fish market. the local sushi company bought a 593-pound blue fin tuna for more than $1200 a pound. the buyer said he wants to keep the tuna in japan and support the local fishing industry and that is what he did. >> susan, thanks. time for the shot last month, jimmy kim el asked parents to pank their kids by pretending to give them terrible christmas presents. they sent so many videos, he's made a squeal. take a look. >> what is it? >> really -- >> yeah, don't you like -- yeah, you can. >> open, open, so i can see it.
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it's a 3 ds. and a mr. potato head. that's what you wanted for christmas. >> no -- it's not fair -- >> that's what you wanted. >> you gave me the boringest stuff and you guys are such the worst. >> he likes his present. >> he got the best. i got the worst. no fair. >> you like it? >> yeah.
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>> say, bye, jimmy kimmel. >> wow. it's cruel, but it's funny. got to admit. i like the kid who just appreciated the potato. sometimes, it's nice. still ahead, no joke here. casey anthony resurfacing in a strange youtube video. the new version of the florida mom is nothing like the ones we watched in the trial. wait fl you sea how she looks now and what she said and didn't say. we'll talk to dr. drew. also, new developments in the story of an oklahoma mom who killed an intruder to protect her baby. toothpaste is the wrong thing to use on a denture, it could be very abrasive. if the surface gets abraded, it's just the environment that bacteria likes to nestle into and they can cause the odor. your denture needs to be cleaned gently on a daily basis.
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casey anthony's been called the most hated person in america has resurfaced in a video posted on youtube. it's not clear who posted it. this is how we remember the florida mom who was acquitted last july of murdering her daughter, caylee. millions watched her day after day during her trial. about the days and weeks before and after little caylee disappeared. casey didn't report her missinging until weeks later, then lying to police. she's been living in florida serving a one-year pro bags sentence for a check froud convention. in the video, she doesn't mention her dead daughter.
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she's also now a blond. listen. >> oh, man. just a little surreal how much things have changed since july and how many things haven't changed. but the good thing is that things are starting to look up and starting to change in a good way. just want to say that things be good and only get better. they'll only get better. this is the end of my first video log. i'll probably do another one later. maybe i'll bring the dog. but this is again, the first of many and i'm looking forward to this. it's a little l scary because i
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hate being on camera, but i don't know. i need to conquer that fear at some point and this is a good start, so here's something. it's the end of the first just the beginning. >> anthony's lawyer said that his client did not release the video or upload it to youtube. she's kept notes for her personal counseling. it's not clear if the video is to be part of that record. dr. drew joins me now. it's really bizarre. what do you make of this? >> i feel like you, anderson. it's bizarre. something put up in october and one of her sort of i don't want to call her fans, someone who has followed her case carefully and doesn't want casey to capitalize on her fame or infamy is the person who posted this.
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if this is something as the attorney suggests, something used as part of the therapeutic process, it kind of had that feel to it for me. seemed like something she was using for personal reflection. the sort of consternation this is e creating is that this is casey again getting out there in the public eye, thinking about herself, nowhere in this tape mentioning the daughter who is dead and not seeming to have any more contrition about this horrible set of affairs. >> it's odd to videotape something like this. a lot of therapists talk about writing stuff down or keeping a journal. have you heard of suggestions of people keeping a video journal? >> i have. particularly people that have difficu difficulty expressing themselves on a written account. this is something that could happen. the kinds of things i suspect may well be going on with casey in terms of her brain functioning, it might be useful
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for her to see herself in a reflective capacity in terms of how he expresses herself, how others perceive her. for instance, if she had put this up, if she was involved in this being distributed, the fact she has no understanding that people would be outraged, that seems to those offous who have watched this case, the one thing that has been baffling, how she can be so self-preoccupied, but have no concern about this young girl who lost her life. >> one possibility is that she did in fact, contrary to what her lawyers said, want this to get out as testing of people's mood about her. and two, reaction to her is and also, there's never been you know, a paid sper view that she did post this. there would be some outrage against anybody who paid for an
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interview. i'm wondering if this is somehow maybe trying to keep herself in the public eye in some weird way. >> that would fit with the casey as we came to know her throughout the trial. the people that the investigators spent time with her talked about how she always joked and going on howard stern and being seen and how she seemed to enjoy having the cameras following her. that's what people were suspicion of, but the fact that it was back in october that she put it up and somebody just sort of came upon it and the fact it seems to be so self-reflective in a way. it's not as though she's telling a story to anybody or justifying anything. she seems to be talking to herself in this and that really isn't consistent with it being something she intended to be a part of something getting back in the public eye. >> let's play more. >> this is just been such a blessing in so many ways.
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and now, someone to talk to by myself, so i'm not bothering the poor dog. i've adopted and i love. and he's as much my dog as any of the other pets i've ever had. >> again, she doesn't mention caylee, talks a lot about this dog. >> right. if her care of a child is in example of how she might care for a pet, we should be concerned about the well being of this animal. there's another interesting piece. she talks about there being blessings in many way. when they start to make progress, they start to see the opportunity to get well and they start to feel enriched and sort of begin to flourish and feel a sense of spiritual awakening. they will take about the whole experience being a blessing. that was for me, kind of a tip that we might be seeing somebody
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in treatment and as part of that, creating a video dialogue. >> thanks. >> thank you. strange stuff. still ahead, a following on the oklahoma mom who killed a man who broke into her home. the baby's safe, the accomplice is facing first degree murder charges. also, dr. william pettitte, his wife and daughters were murdered. he's preparing for a major change in 2012. really? yeah, i'd like that. who are you talking to? uh, it's jake from state farm. sounds like a really good deal. jake from state farm at three in the morning. who is this? it's jake from state farm. what are you wearing, jake from state farm? [ jake ] uh... khakis. she sounds hideous. well she's a guy, so... [ male announcer ] another reason more people stay with state farm. get to a better state. ♪
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let's check in with susan. >> a follow up to a story reported last night. a man accused of breaking into the home of a young mother is charged with murder because his accomplice was shot and killed during the break-in. the young mom pulled the trigger while on the phone with a 911 operator. >> i've got two guns in my hand. is it okay to shoot when he comes in this door. >> you have to do whatever you have to do to protect yourself. you do what you have to do to protect your baby. >> officials call her move self-defense, but under the law,
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the accomplice can be charged with murder. hundreds of people packed a new york city church today for the funeral of three young girls. ages 10 and 7-year-old twin sisters. they died in that fire along with their grandparents. dr. william pettitte is engaged to be married. dr. pettitte, who is 55, survived the violence. his fiance is a 34-year-old photographer. philadelphia police need your help in identifying a man involved in a brawl after a hockey game. three men in flyers jerseys jumped two men in rangers shirt. an off duty police officer, a rangers fan, is recovering from his injuries. coming up tonight, a lie brab goes to great lengths to
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libraries and all they ask is that you return the books in a few weeks. some people forget and then the book becomes overdue. then there's the fine, like a dime a day. but what about people who forget for more than a few days, several l days or weeks, even months. talking about the most serious offenders, like this fearsome criminal duh o. >> i tried to dress her, but she was too wiggly and floppy. >> in the eyes of the local library, she had not just one, but two overdue books. so the library took the only possible action. they sent a cop to her house. >> i closed my door, looked at my daughter and she started crying. she said, is that policeman going to arrest me. >> that's enough from the accomplice who goes by the alias, mommy. >> i was scared.
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>> well, maybe you should have thought about that when you were up to your neck in harold and the purple crayon. and no, the policeman didn't arrest the little girl, although you can just tell he really wanted to. >> nobody wanted to get involved, but the library contacted and the chief delegated and i was apparently one of the low men on the totem play. >> this is why they get involved, to chase down 5-year-olds with overdue copies of "good night moon." >> i understand they want to get it back, but there's got to be a better way to do it. >> the library director tells wbz she knew she'd taste heat on this, but it was the last resort. now, i have a lot of respect for librarians, but sending a cop, i ask you library director, what would melvin dewey do?

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